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Peterson thinks Cassel has the edge at quarterback


The Vikings haven’t named a starting quarterback, and they haven’t identified a timetable for doing so.  But that doesn’t stop key employees of the organization from having an opinion on whether Matt Cassel or Teddy Bridgewater should be the guy.

The organization’s most key employee has chimed in.

“Right now, I feel like, just my personal opinion, I feel like Matt has the edge,” running back Adrian Peterson told Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Sunday.  Going off of understanding the offense and who’s running the offense better right now, you know, nothing to do with talent-wise, so that’s why Matt [has the edge].”

With Peterson the current and past (and at least for now the future) face of the franchise, his opinion carries plenty of weight.  Unless coach Mike Zimmer doesn’t care what the locker room thinks.

It’s entirely possible that Zimmer doesn’t.  If he does, Peterson’s voice would become one of the most important when it comes to taking the pulse of the players.

“He’s been here,” Peterson said of Cassel.  “He’s a veteran guy. This is Teddy’s first year, so I feel like we are in a good position to even be having that conversation.”

Eventually, there won’t be a conversation.  Eventually, Bridgewater will be the starter.  And if he plays well, Bridgewater will supplant Peterson as the face of the franchise.

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26 Responses to “Peterson thinks Cassel has the edge at quarterback”
  1. longtimefanhtr says: Aug 25, 2014 9:42 AM

    Eventually the conversation will be we need to draft another QB.

  2. 700levelvet says: Aug 25, 2014 9:43 AM

    Teddy Roosevelt agrees… As does Ted Bundy and Ted Turner… It’s all about the Ted’s

  3. hodous says: Aug 25, 2014 9:44 AM

    Here is the deal, I’ll try to say something nice about the direction the Vikings are moving in, yet, their fan base is so hyper-delusional they’ll think I’m saying they have a shot at being a 20 year dynasty.

    They are moving in the right direction and have half the key pieces but they are still legitimately a season from vying for the playoffs.

    Good base parts though, are starting to show.

    6-7 wins this year are possible, when previously I said 4-5.

  4. co0p11 says: Aug 25, 2014 9:46 AM

    Peterson gave an honest answer but the trolls will still come out and bash him or the Vikings for something.

  5. llghtn44 says: Aug 25, 2014 9:47 AM

    Listening to Kfan 100.3 report from paul allen ….just received word from Jay Glazer that Cassell has been named starter for 2014 season…no surprise

  6. pervyspankspackfans says: Aug 25, 2014 9:47 AM

    AD understandably wants and deserves a veteran QB. Well, he got it. Zimmer just named Cassel the man.

  7. 1973to1991packerssuckedbigtime says: Aug 25, 2014 9:48 AM

    I said it from day 1. Sit Teddy for a year or if injury occurs to Cassel.

    Let him finish games where the outcome is not in doubt.

    You used to see rookies sit for a year or even more before getting the starting job. It seems to help rather than throwing them to the wolves right away.

  8. scoops1 says: Aug 25, 2014 9:50 AM

    Where is Joe Webb these days….?

  9. onenineninee says: Aug 25, 2014 9:52 AM

    Bustwater, littleknees, littlehands Bridgewater has looked every part the franchise QB. He’ll be tearing up the league for a decade. That said, I still want Cassel to start the first few games and see where he is. Nothing wrong with Bridgewater sitting for at least half the season.

  10. In Teddy We Trust says: Aug 25, 2014 9:53 AM

    Peterson and everyone else on Earth. I don’t know why Zimmer was trying to keep it a mystery. I understand not saying anything until you have to, but at some point it gets ridiculous.

  11. nyyjetsknicks says: Aug 25, 2014 9:56 AM

    Fox Sports just said the Cassel has been named the starter.

  12. RegisHawk says: Aug 25, 2014 10:07 AM

    When management heard Peterson’s opinion, they immediately announced Cassel would be the starter.

  13. codythao35 says: Aug 25, 2014 10:39 AM

    We win and win and drown NFC North and others teams regardless if Teddy or Cassel starter bc NFC North defenses like the Bear, Lions and Bears are just plain pathetic.

  14. codythao35 says: Aug 25, 2014 10:39 AM

    We win and win and drown NFC North and others teams regardless if Teddy or Cassel starter bc NFC North defenses like the Bear, Lions and Packass are just plain pathetic.

  15. conormacleod says: Aug 25, 2014 11:41 AM

    Good decision. And I highly doubt Coach Zim made the decision based upon what any player said. Zim does things his own way.

  16. smalltownqb says: Aug 25, 2014 11:44 AM

    Fantasy wise, Cassel knows how to force feed his #1 WR. Good news for Patterson.

  17. arianil985 says: Aug 25, 2014 11:55 AM

    I hope AP stays healthy this year. He’s our best babymaker!!!!

  18. In Teddy We Trust says: Aug 25, 2014 12:05 PM

    Where is Joe Webb these days….?

    He’s the backup QB in Carolina. Looks like he may be playing a lot this year.

  19. f1restarter says: Aug 25, 2014 12:05 PM

    And by the end of the season, he’ll still have the edge.

  20. sonofad says: Aug 25, 2014 1:08 PM

    Little Debbie is the face of that franchise.

  21. pftcoachmen says: Aug 25, 2014 1:09 PM

    Teddy is still only a rookie. Cassel has more experiences with NFL defenses.

    Bridgewater will be great.

  22. cheeseisfattening says: Aug 25, 2014 1:51 PM

    In other new, Eddie Lacey thinks Packer fans look silly when they put cheese on top of their heads.

  23. FlashPatterson says: Aug 25, 2014 1:53 PM

    Teddy looks pretty good, but he’d have to be Peyton Manning/Aaron Rodgers/Tom Brady good to overtake Adrian Peterson as the face of the franchise. Greatest Running back of all time.

  24. thatstinks says: Aug 25, 2014 2:33 PM

    Makes sense . Norv has always liked the vets and Cassel is a very bright guy . More curious to see how much AP is targeted in the passing game which Norv is also known for .

  25. nowillrepeat says: Aug 25, 2014 3:04 PM

    12 men in the huddle

  26. toykofilthblasterlovespftpoet says: Aug 25, 2014 3:16 PM

    nowillrepeat says:
    Aug 25, 2014 3:04 PM

    12 men in the huddle


    Try it again and come up with some thing original.

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